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Raekwon & Ghostface Killah celebrated ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx’ at Chicago’s House of Blues (pics)

photos by James Richards IV

Raekwon & Ghostface Killah

The curtains were opened, revealing a larger-than-life sized backdrop of the album cover as the introductory track, “Striving for Perfection” played in its entirety. Fans eagerly began to put their hands together to form the Wu-Tang symbol and soon thereafter Raekwon would emerge. Wearing a two-piece black and neon green outfit, the emcee went into “Knuckleheadz” and “Knowledge God” before “Criminology,” which paved the way for a New York Yankees jacket-sporting Ghostface Killah to take to the stage.

The immensely popular “Ice Cream” and “Glaciers of Ice” followed, with patrons reciting the lyrics line for line as if they’d written the songs themselves. Tunes like “Ice Water” and “Guillotine” weren’t as familiar to some, but the die-hard fans didn’t seem to miss a beat. Raekwon requested for the lights to be all blue for the Blue Raspberry-assisted “Rainy Dayz” and Ghostface quipped that the two emcees will still be performing 20 years from now with dentures in their mouths in addition to giving a shoutout to the Cavaliers and asking if they’ll be back in The Finals next season.

Other songs from OB4CL included “Wisdom Body,” “Verbal Intercourse,” “Can It Be All So Simple (Remix)” and “Incarcerated Scarfaces” among others. The Wu-Tang canon of material is exceptionally deep and as is such, songs like “Protect Ya Neck,” “Wu-Tang Ain’t Nothin’ to F*ck Wit,” “C.R.E.A.M.” and “Da Mystery of Chessboxin” all found a way into the show. [Clevescene.com]

Raekwon and Ghostface Killah brought their tour supporting the 20th anniversary of Rae’s classic album Only Built 4 Cuban Linx to Chicago on Tuesday (7/14) for a show at House of Blues. The above review is of the Cleveland show they played two days later.

More pictures, including shots of opener Dillon Cooper, below…

Dillon Cooper

Dillon Cooper

Dillon Cooper

Dillon Cooper

Dillon Cooper

Dillon Cooper

Dillon Cooper

Dillon Cooper

Dillon Cooper

Dillon Cooper

Dillon Cooper

Dillon Cooper

Raekwon & Ghostface Killah

Raekwon & Ghostface Killah

Raekwon & Ghostface Killah

Raekwon & Ghostface Killah

Raekwon & Ghostface Killah

Raekwon & Ghostface Killah

Raekwon & Ghostface Killah

Raekwon & Ghostface Killah

Raekwon & Ghostface Killah

Raekwon & Ghostface Killah

Raekwon & Ghostface Killah

Raekwon & Ghostface Killah

Raekwon & Ghostface Killah

Raekwon & Ghostface Killah

Raekwon & Ghostface Killah

Raekwon & Ghostface Killah

Raekwon & Ghostface Killah

Raekwon & Ghostface Killah

Raekwon & Ghostface Killah

Raekwon & Ghostface Killah

Raekwon & Ghostface Killah

Raekwon & Ghostface Killah

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